And the summer continues to role on. And on, and on, and on. Here in our small town in the Midwest, though it isn’t really summer yet on the calendar, the temperatures have decided that it is actually August instead of early June.
Here we are though with our 4th Comic Book movie for 2017 – “The Lego Batman Movie“, “Logan“, and “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2” – this isn’t the last one though for the year there are still 5 others coming to the big screen (Spider-Man, Thor, Justice League, Kingsman, and Valerian) and another 4 coming directly to your favorite video-on-demand or rental service.
What makes this movie different though, why is this movie so anticipated this year? Well, it’s because it’s the first movie from the big two comic book companies to finally have a female lead; and it is the first movie staring the first major female superhero (not her first movie or television show, but it is her first staring role on the big screen). Marvel probably could have jumped the gun with a Black Widow movie, but it has never materialized, and instead Marvel’s first female staring outing is going to be “Captain Marvel” in 2019 – Captain Marvel isn’t the first time this title has made to the big screen either with the original “Captain Marvel” movie coming out in 1941 based on the then Fawcett Comic and then DC Comic Captain Marvel, the DC Captain Marvel is supposed to be coming back to the big screen sometime in the future as “Shazam!”.
A lot of companies were staying away from woman led superhero movies because there was the thought that a female led superhero movie would not preform as well as their male led counterparts. For opening weekend though, “Wonder Woman” smashed through the record books with a $103,251,471 weekend, and then taking on “The Mummy” (Tom Cruise) the next weekend and then running away with it.
The state of the comic book movie is continuing to look bright for the near future, but is this comic book movie for you? Is this the movie that you should head out to and catch while it is still in the theater or should you wait to catch it on your screen in the house, or from your favorite small screen device?
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. ~ IMDb